In the Weimar years of the 1920s, after the Nazis temporarily ended the career of the prominent Jewish, German architect Eric Mendelsohn, Mendelsohn left Germany with only his architect’s pencil. He went on to success in England, Mandatory Palestine, and the United States. In post-war America, Mendelsohn represented what he perceived as the new Jewish self-confidence in his architectural designs of modern and modernist synagogues.
Bet Am congregant, Michael Craig Palmer, who is an architectural photographer, will discuss his recent book, Eric Mendelsohn’s Synagogues in America, about those synagogues. Michael’s book can be purchased here. Michael will be signing books at the end of the presentation.